WATCH: 'Alex Cross' Creator James Patterson Thinks Of His Character In Terms Of Fame Not Race

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Wanna count the number of successful movie franchises with a black lead?  You don't even need one hand — two fingers will do: Shaft and Blade.  Summit Entertainment is hoping to make it three  by giving James Patterson's character Alex Cross — who Morgan Freeman played in Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider — a new eponymous chapter.

The Cinema Society and Grey Goose hosted a screening of Alex Cross this week and I got to ask Tyler Perry and James Patterson some direct questions about why the mega-novelist has succeeded where Hollywood has failed.  I think it might have something to do with Patterson's candor, which was pretty awesome. Then again, a guy who has sold 260 million copies of his books can afford to be candid.

Check out the video below to see the interview...

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